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Mayor Visits Xiahai City God Temple, Kicks-off CNY Street Bazaar

Mayor Visits Xiahai City God Temple, Kicks-off CNY Street BazaarWith Chinese New Year around the corner, Mayor Ko Wen-je arrived at Dihua Street and Ningxia Night Market to greet shoppers and wish them a happy New Year on February 7. He also took the opportunity to offer his prayers at Xiahai City God Temple for the victims of the Hualien Earthquake and rescue workers.
During his address at Dihua Street, the mayor noted that the Chinese New Year Street Bazaar is one of the most symbolic Chinese New Year events with a long history. The theme of this year’s event is “The Power of Chinese New Year You Don’t Know About.” Hopefully, visitors will be able to relive the wonderful Chinese New Year experience from the past and rediscover the holiday’s contents and values.
Ko remarked that he has visited the Xiahai City God Temple in the neighborhood to offer his prayers for those who suffered from the earthquake in Hualien and the rescue workers who are working at the scene. He hopes that everyone will be able to enjoy peace, health, and happiness in 2018.
The mayor also gave out prosperity tokens for the Year of the Dog to shoppers and passersby at the venue, wishing them all a Happy Chinese New Year.
According to Taipei City Office of Commerce, the Chinese New Year Street Bazaar is taking place between February 1 and 14. During this period, there will be a hands-on zone for people to experience traditional Chinese New Year activities at Dihua Street. Activity pamphlets are available at the various branches of Taipei Tourist Information Center, local district offices, and Yongle Market Plaza. Details are also available at the Chinese Facebook fan page of 臺北市商業處-猴呷猴七淘in Taipei (https://www.facebook.com/tcooc/).